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Mark and Rachel wedding 3 by wildplaces Mark and Rachel wedding 3 by wildplaces
I don't put up many wedding shots, but I'm making an exception with a few. . . Looking for helpful suggestions / feedback.

This shot and the one which precedes are basically the same shot - one with flash; one without (silhouette). . . Interesting how enormously different they are.
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:icondark-jessica:
Dark-Jessica Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, this one's nice. I like that they have a little glow around them. :)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
This is an old one. Thanks for checking out my oldies, Jessica.
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:icondark-jessica:
Dark-Jessica Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, I had 1300 deviations to look at today (because I always open all of them, and I hadn't opened any in like, 9 months...) and about 900 of them were yours. Hehe.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
I am soooo sorry. . . I do that to other people as well. It wasn't specifically targeted at you.
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:icondark-jessica:
Dark-Jessica Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, no problem. That's what I get for not keeping up with deviantART. Such a deed shall not go unpunished.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Poor thing. Paying for your sins in computer purgatory!
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:icondark-jessica:
Dark-Jessica Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty much.
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:icondoubtful-della:
Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Professional Photographer
I love this one. The skyline, the colors, everything. The only concern is that at fullview the bride looks a little tense. Maybe if she was leaning forward instead of backwards
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Thanks for that critique.
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:icondoubtful-della:
Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
You're welcome. I checked out the other version and it was swell too, but I do prefer this one!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Most people seemed to prefer this one. Thanks.
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:iconlucanos:
Lucanos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Whilst the other, flashed, one is great for being able to actually see the couple, this one is alot more subtle and intriguing.

A small feature which I only picked up on by studying the shot, is that the little window of light between the groom and the bride's heads could almost be made to look like a heart if the groom tilted his head forward so his chin formed the top of the heart, with their necks forming the sides.

Probably something that would not have been obvious at the time, but now most certainly would have been a bonus.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
I certainly didn't notice the heart shape. . . I guess it's something that could be planned for on a future shoot of this kind. . . Thnks a lot Luke.
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:iconkruj:
kruj Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
I'm going to be different! Sorry guys but I prefer the one with the detail. I think both shots are beautiful and I do love the silhoette, but for me the sun shining through behind the couple and seeing the details makes a better photo... its more optimistic to me - like they are looking into the future, with everything in front of them... its great!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
You're not alone. It's about 15 - 5 in favour of the silhouette.
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:iconmickman63:
mickman63 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
I love this one.... It give me the sense that there is a new spiritual energy :meditation: (aura) around them. This union, these two individuals are joined... They complete and create something unique and special. I could go on and on... As you can tell... I really ... really love it.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Great critique. Thanks for the encouragement.
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:iconnaujthedragonfly:
NaujTheDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Thanks very much.
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:iconnookster:
Nookster Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
This is very cool. I would have never thought a wedding photo could be this interesting.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Thanks a lot.
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:icontysonius:
tysonius Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Both photos have their strong points, but I personally prefer this one. The aura in the "Wedding 2" looks really spectacular, but unfortunately is also somwhat overwhelming in the way it washes out the entire sky and skyline. Here, you still get an aura/halo effect, but it doesn't overwhelm. The silhouettes also work better than the illuminated profiles in "Wedding 2" for a couple reasons: 1) it simply looks good. :D , 2) in both photos, you have 2 foci, the married couple, and the city skyline. In "wedding 2", although the couple are oriented to look at the second focus, the skyline, they actually seem to be looking at something offscreen to the left (at least, it looks that way to me), which is slightly distracting, since I don't know what it is that's got their attention. Obviously, this issue doesn't come up with the silhouettes. On the topic of foci, I think in both cases, but especially in this photo, I would have tried to change the angle of the camera to the couple and the skyline so that the two would be closer together, but the couple would still be silhouetted. If that were possible, then you could still have the profile shot, but they would appear to be looking at the skyline (rather than something offscreen), and both foci would be pulled together toward the center of the image, which I think would result in a better composition (not to mention, the skyline to the right of the photo doesn't really contribute as much to the image as the downtown area). Still, very nice effects in both photos--I presume you used your digital camera for this? I think the issue of light gradation really worked in your favor in this photo in particular. And speaking of which, I wonder whether using a filter to darken an exposure would allow the sensor to properly register the light gradation in the sky, yet allow you to lighten or otherwise enhance the rest of a photo with image editing software? Hope this all gives you food for thought. Regardless, I think the happy couple should be quite pleased with your work! :)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Thanks so much for the great critique! Lots of ideas for me to think about there. Greatly appreciated.
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:iconmoose-seer:
moose-seer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
I prefer this one as well, for the same reasons everyone here has stated. I really like the aura around them, makes me think its specifically for them.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
6 - 1. . . I think we have a winner. . . Thanks for the faves, Rachel.
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:iconmoose-seer:
moose-seer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
YWA! Its really a beautiful photo!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
TYSMFTF,R.
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:iconmoose-seer:
moose-seer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
YACW,MDFA.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Oh that's so nice!
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:iconmoose-seer:
moose-seer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
It was, wasn't it? ;)
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:iconwalter-zy:
walter-zy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
So romantic ....very well done my friend!!!!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Thanks very much.
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:iconwalter-zy:
walter-zy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
You are so welcome my friend....:hug:
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:iconjoanara:
JoanaRa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one much more! It just gives such a warm feel... feels romantic!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Everyone seems to think that (5 - 0). Thanks Joana - and for the faves.
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:iconjoanara:
JoanaRa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :hug:
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:iconmarcelotk:
marceloTK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I vote too? I vote for this one for the reasons listed in the previews comments. =D

Anyway the other shot is also great (in my opinion) because the overexposed sky made it white giving it a celestial touch. ;)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Thanks a lot for that. . . (4 - 0 now)
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:iconblinka:
blinka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
I think this one is much more romantic and captivating than the other one. The silhouettes and the colors make the photo softer and smoother.
I especailly like how the sun glowing around them.
Excellent shot!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Thanks very much. . . The silhouette is definitely winning.
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is much better than the other one. The silhouette is much nicer.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
That's 3 votes to nil for the silhouette. . . Thanks.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well..for this set, I much prefer the silhouetted one. It's much more romantically interesting than the one with full details visible.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Thanks David. I wonder if that will be the general reaction.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know..that's the interesting part about this place..so many differing opinions and points of view...
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
That certainly is a strength. I've learnt so much here.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed!
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